Jorgos’s review published on Letterboxd :
It's not a metaphor!
I enjoy these so much! I guess I prefer this version of boisterous, competing men over the one from Chevalier. Although that had its own sense of humor, the emotional impact is much stronger here.
I just love their quick witty dialogue and their constant beautiful word choices. Might re-watch the next two in their series form instead of the films...